While isn’t often thought of as a “women’s issue,” yeast infections can infect anyone, including men. Candida can be very uncomfortable, and can even cause male organ pain, especially when not treated immediately. It can also lead to severe complications if the infection proceeds to the bloodstream. Thankfully, yeast infections are easy to manage and can be cleared up pretty quickly. Let’s talk about how yeast infections can lead to male organ pain and how to make it better fast. |
Male Organ Yeast Infection: Symptoms There are several different symptoms that a man can look for if he thinks he may have a male organ yeast infection. These include:
- Red rash - Shiny white patches on the skin - White, chunky, foul-smelling discharge - Itching - Burning - Painful urination
These symptoms can also be the same for some partner transmitted diseases, so a man should see a doctor if he is unsure.
Male Organ Yeast Infection: Causes An overgrowth of the candida fungus causes yeast infections. Men most commonly get a yeast infection from unprotected sensual contact with an infected partner. Poor hygiene is the other major cause of a male organ yeast infection.
Male Organ Yeast Infection: Men at Higher Risk One of the major risk factors is having unsafe intimacy with multiple partners. Men who still have their foreskin have a higher chance of getting a yeast infection causing male organ pain. Men who have lax hygiene are also at higher risk for yeast infections. Men who suffer from diabetes, obesity or impaired immune systems are also at a higher risk than other men.
Male Organ Yeast Infection: Diagnosis The doctor will perform a physical examination and review a man’s symptoms. Sometimes, the white, chunky discharge from under the genital head will be sampled and tested to confirm the type of fungus that is causing the issue. Early diagnosis is best because it can be treated quickly and before it gets worse. Caught early, the infection can be fully treated in a manner of days.
Male Organ Yeast Infection: Treatment Most times, male organ yeast infections can be treated with topical antifungals that are available over the counter. However, for more severe or resistant infections, a prescription may be needed. Yeast infections can also reoccur, so talk with a trusted medical professional about a course of treatment.
Male Organ Yeast Infection: Possible Complications There are a few complications that a male organ yeast infection can bring. Balanitis, an inflammation of the foreskin or glans of the member, is a known complication. If the balanitis isn’t appropriately treated, it can cause genital scarring, which can make it painful to urinate.
Untreated yeast infections can also enter the bloodstream. This is known as candidemia and is most common in men who have weakened immune systems. This can be treated with antifungal medications, either orally or intravenously.
Male Organ Yeast Infection: Prevention There are a few easy ways to prevent a male organ yeast infection. The first is to avoid sensual contact with a person who already has one. The infection can also be given back and forth between partners, so it’s essential to stop having intimacy until both partners are completely cured. Also, practicing monogamy and/or safe intimacy can significantly reduce the chances of getting a male organ yeast infection from a partner.
A man should also practice good hygiene as a way to keep all infections, including Candida, away. Wash the member daily with warm water and a mild cleanser. Be sure to pull back foreskin and folds and wash thoroughly. Rinse well and pat dry. Next, apply a member health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) which is created specifically to strengthen and protect genital skin. With vitamins like A, B, C, and D, this crème keeps infection away and keeps skin fresh while invigorating and giving a little boost to a man’s member.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.
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